College of Arts and Sciences events calendar

Contact information

Music events: For more information, contact Darrell Born at 360-438-4506 or

Theatre events: For more information, contact David Hlavsa at 360-438-4345 or

Harvie Lecture Series: For more information, contact Robert Hauhart at 360-438-4525 or

Social Action Speaker Series: For more information, contact Aaron Goings at 360-438-4406 or

Les Bailey Writers Series
For more information, contact Olivia Archibald at 360-438-4357 or

College of Arts and Sciences
5000 Abbey Way SE, OM 329
Lacey, WA 98503-7500

Eric Apfelstadt, dean

Aaron Coby, associate dean

Laura Hoff, executive assistant

Kimberly Wilson, administrative assistant

Events calendar

September 2014

Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series
One Hundred Years of Advocating for Justice: Litigating the Calder Case

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
4 p.m. Harned Hall, room 110

University of Victoria Professor Hamar Foster, QC explores the historical and legal setting for the groundbreaking land claims case Calder v. Attorney-General of British Columbia.

For additional information, please visit our lecture page.

October 2014

Les Bailey Writers Series
An evening with acclaimed author Brian Doyle

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
7 p.m.
Norman Worthington Conference Center

Portland-based Brian Doyle joins us as the inaugural writer for the all new Les Bailey Writer Series to ruminate on…

"Grace under duress, stories as food, laughter as a weapon against the dark, courage when it doesn't make any sense, and minor further discussion of basketball, writers, hawks, headlong children, the prevalence of miracles, and thorny holiness."

For additional information, please visit our writers series page.

November 2014

SMU Theatre Department
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Jean-Claude Van Itallie
Directed by David Hlavsa

November 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
7:30 p.m.

November 16
2:00 p.m.

Kreielsheimer Arts Building

The scene is a country estate in the declining days of Czarist Russia, the home of an old and ailing professor, his young wife, and various other family members. For years the estate, under the management of Uncle Vanya, brother of the professor's first wife, has yielded a modest income, but now, with the professor older and bored, he offers the idea of selling the estate and investing the money in bonds—a prospect most unsettling for those who have come to regard the place as their home. Counterpointed against the professor's unrest are the situations of others in the family: his daughter Sonya's unrequited passion for the local doctor, Astrov, who visits often; Vanya's love for the professor's young wife; and her own unspoken attraction to another. Throughout there is the bittersweet, deeply human aura of real people helplessly in thrall to events and feelings beyond their control. In the end the estate is not sold and, as the summer wanes, the professor and his wife depart, leaving the others to settle back into the uneventful but bearable routine that has become their way of life.

Tickets at the door: $12 general admission; $7 students/seniors/military; Nov. 19 is Pay-What-You-Will.

Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.

For additional information, please contact David Hlavsa.

College of Arts and Sciences